Paul Adams Listening Theme 53 - BeBop Jazz


Listening Theme 53 – BeBop Jazz

by Paul Adams on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1:24pm

Hi all,
Let’s start a new Listening Theme shall we?

I’ve decided that it’s about time I started going back to check out some
sub-genres of the types of music I’ve already covered. One of the ‘big
ones’ was Jazz which I did early on [...]

40 Forever: Happy Birthday, George Thorogood!

Happy Birthday, George Thorogood!
Thorogood, George. Bad to the Bone. Hollywood, Calif: EMI Manhattan, 1982.

40 Forever: Happy Birthday, Galileo!

Happy Birthday, Galileo!

Peter Sís won a Caldecott Honor Award for this beautifully illustrated book about the famous Italian Renaissance man.

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Sís, Peter. Starry
Messenger: A Book Depicting the Life of a Famous Scientist,
Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist, Galileo Galilei. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996.

Peter Sís
is a bit of a Renaissance man himself. [...]

Rebecca’s BOOKS and Birthdays: THOMAS EDISON

Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!
“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.“
-Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison earned 1,093 U.S. patents for his inventions which included the light bulb, the phonograph, and moving pictures.

Here are three great books about the American hero:

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Brown, Don. A Wizard [...]

40 Forever: M is for Motown

M is for Motown
Aronson, Virginia. The History of Motown. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2000.

It’s fun to read about what rock stars were like back in their younger years. Stevie Wonder was a prankster and master mimic. Marvin Gaye was painfully shy, and Martha Reeves got her foot in the door by working as a
secretary at the [...]


Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Mighty Grasshoppers

(Vital Gesture)
Grasshoppers, Asshoppers, or cashhoppers – nobody rides for free. And
the real price to pay for riding along with this band is having to
listen to the underdash 8-track blasting the kind of 60s/70s style rock
‘n’ roll that’s never been considered the coolest by the punk kids —
Dave Edmonds, Creedence, the [...]


Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!
Here are two beautifully illustrated children’s books about the civil rights hero:

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Giovanni, Nikki, and Bryan Collier. Rosa. New York: Henry Holt, 2005.

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Pinkney, Andrea D, and J B. Pinkney. Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2008.

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Rebecca Hickman

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Paul Adams Listening Theme 52 – 1966

Listening Theme 52 – 1966

by Paul Adams on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 12:01pm

Hello Folks,

It’s my 45th birthday next week and I feel as though I ought to mark the occasion somehow and I can’t think of a better way than to hold a special Listening Theme (yes you’re right, I CAN think of a [...]

Rebecca's BOOKS and Birthdays: If Groundhog Day Happened Again Today

If Groundhog Day Happened Again Today This is What Rebecca Would Say About It…

Rebecca’s Books and Birthdays
Happy Groundhog Day!
According to legend, if the groundhog sees his shadow this morning, folks up north can expect six more weeks
of winter weather.

I’m glad I live in South Florida.

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Gibbons, Gail. Groundhog Day!New York: Holiday House, 2007.

Shop [...]


Johnny Hickman

My long time partner, the multitalented Mr. Lowery has released his first solo album today! Give it a listen here.

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